Monday, March 11, 2013


While reading another article on Ars Technica*, I came across: Mass Effect 3 "Citadel" DLC is 4GB of gooey, cheesy fan service.


(Possible minor spoilers after the jump.)

Something you all should know about me: I generally don't give a flaming rat's ass about DLC. The only exception to that is "The Big MT" for Fallout: New Vegas because Rusty Venture and walking eyes. What Venture Bros. fan could resist? (Which explains why I'm a few days late in jumping on this bandwagon.)

Another thing... I didn't hate the ending to Mass Effect 3. Don't get me wrong, I didn't love it, especially considering that the "bad" ending was essentially a Cowboy Bebop rip-off:

 (Episode 13, "Jupiter Jazz, Part 2"-- relevant bit starts around 9:14)

But on the other hand, I've been playing games long enough to remember the days of "Congratulations!  You won!", so I'll take what I can get.

Anyway, before I get too far into a tangent, that ↑ is why I haven't downloaded any of the DLC for ME3. I finished the series and as much as I loved it, I was done with it. Time to move along and find something else to obsess overplay†. I didn't care about the extra missions or the improved ending or whatever.

But now, Ars Technica comes along and tells me this:
The "Citadel" DLC contains an interesting mission as its base, but its true purpose is to provide Commander Shepard and the Normandy crew with a giant apartment on the Citadel in which to throw the mother of all parties (I am not being metaphorical here). The DLC is a big, wet, sloppy three-hour fan-service kiss... and as everyone's favorite Turian once said, "I'm OK with that. "

I'm only a teeny weeny bit excited to download this. Only a little tiny tiny bit.

As much as Bioware has pissed off their fans, I appreciate shit like this. I really like that they know we're all a bunch of goofballs that fell in love with the crew of the Normandy and all we want to do is party down like it's 1999.

*Which I will hash out later today.
†And, yes, I've been pretty happy with the games I've played since then... but the only thing coming to mind is Assassin's Creed 3.

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